Officers from police, correction service and military from some 40 African countries are meeting in Rwandan capital Kigali to explore ways of establishing strategic partnership among regional security organs and partners to prevent and respond to gender based violence and human trafficking.

Speaking at the meeting on Thursday, Rwanda’s Chief of Defense Staff Patrick Nyamvumba said Rwanda pledges full support to fight against gender-based violence, human trafficking and online child exploitation.

“Coming together for this capacity building program against gender-based violence will enable us to confront this crime and ensure justice for all gender-based violence perpetrators,” he said.

Rwanda’s Minister of Gender and Family Promotion Esperance Nyirasafari said collective effort and sharing of experience is vital in tackling gender-based violence and human trafficking.

The four-day meeting kicked off on June 13 with the main objective of fostering critical collaboration between investigation, security organs and victim support services to offer justice for victims and responding collectively and effectively to gender based violence and human trafficking.

It is expected to provide a forum for law enforcement, security organs and senior executives for dialogue and exchanging lessons learned in key aspects of gender-based violence and human trafficking. Enditem


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